Following the unexpected cancellation of the 28th Annual Pride Parade — due to a "changing social climate" — Pride In The CLE is stepping into its place this weekend
. Kicking off the festivities early, Twist Social Club hosts a Queer Art Show on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. in its side bar area. The show features four to seven works per artist. The show is curated by local artist Benji Diaz and Tim Knapp, Assistant Director of the Galleries at CSU.
“Twist will be kicking off Pride week with a queer-themed art show,” says Diaz. “The point of the show is to promote and support LGBT arts within the Cleveland community. The artists were chosen from previous solo pop-up art shows that were held at Twist Social, with the introduction of local artist Scott Marous. Their artworks share inspirations and influences visualized in drawings, paintings, prints and three-dimensional works of queer culture.”
The exhibition features new and recent work by Joey Catanzarite, Benji Diaz, Anna Tararova and Scott Marous. All work is for sale, and the bar will feature drink specials and electronic music throughout the evening. Work will be sold directly off the wall at this one night only event.
Pride in the CLE takes place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The march will begin at the Superior Viaduct at noon, and cross the Detroit-Superior Bridge into Downtown, concluding at Public Square, where a festival will be held from 1 to 6 p.m.
(Twist Social Club) 11633 Clifton Blvd., 216-221-2333